The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 92 81 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs citing VB 6 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.58% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 1.57% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £285 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% +103.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.00 £89.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% -87.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £11.00 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £11.00 £146.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -20.28%
VB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
517 511 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.37% 37.27% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 301 173
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.49 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.31% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £16.17 £15.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.00 £136.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 - - 3
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) VBScript
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) MS Access
5 2 (16.67%) Apache
5 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (16.67%) HPUX
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 2 (16.67%) FTP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (16.67%) Apache
3 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (16.67%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (8.33%) IIS
4 1 (8.33%) Confluence
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) FTP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) OpenScape
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) MS Access
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 7
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Data Centre Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Development Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) IVR
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) SUSE
3 2 (16.67%) HPUX
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Release Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) OOD
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VBScript
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (16.67%) VB6
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) TIBCO
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Siemens
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) MobileIron